Grubsidy war

23 August 2017 By Alec Macfarlane

China’s three web giants are supporting rival food-delivery firms, in a big bet on “online-to-offline” services. The leader, Tencent-backed Meituan-Dianping, is cashed-up and looks unassailable. Even a mooted merger of its rivals could distract them and help bring subsidies down.

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